Merritt Township, Michigan

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Merritt Township, Michigan
—  Township  —
Merritt Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Merritt Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°31′6″N 83°44′55″W / 43.51833°N 83.74861°W / 43.51833; -83.74861Coordinates: 43°31′6″N 83°44′55″W / 43.51833°N 83.74861°W / 43.51833; -83.74861
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyBay
organizedJuly 8, 1871
Government
 • SupervisorDavid Schabel
 • ClerkKathy Bremer
Area
 • Total31.7 sq mi (82.2 km2)
 • Land31.7 sq mi (82.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation587 ft (179 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,441
 • Density45.46/sq mi (17.55/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code48747
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-53220[1]
GNIS feature ID1626729[2]
 
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Merritt Township, Michigan
—  Township  —
Merritt Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Merritt Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°31′6″N 83°44′55″W / 43.51833°N 83.74861°W / 43.51833; -83.74861Coordinates: 43°31′6″N 83°44′55″W / 43.51833°N 83.74861°W / 43.51833; -83.74861
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyBay
organizedJuly 8, 1871
Government
 • SupervisorDavid Schabel
 • ClerkKathy Bremer
Area
 • Total31.7 sq mi (82.2 km2)
 • Land31.7 sq mi (82.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation587 ft (179 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,441
 • Density45.46/sq mi (17.55/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code48747
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-53220[1]
GNIS feature ID1626729[2]

Merritt Township is a civil township of Bay County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The township's population was 1,441 as of the 2010 census and is included in the Bay City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Communities[edit source | edit]

There are two unincorporated communities in the township:

History[edit source | edit]

Merritt Township was organized on July 8, 1871 with the area being detached from Portsmouth Township.[6] On June 6, 1876, the Munger Post Office was opened.[7]A post office opened in Arn on February 28, 1877. On May 15, 1886, the Arn Post Office was closed. The Arn Post Office was reopened on April 20, 1894 lasting until July 30, 1904. [8]

Geography[edit source | edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.7 square miles (82 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit source | edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,510 people, 530 households, and 413 families residing in the township. The population density was 47.6 per square mile (18.4/km²). There were 554 housing units at an average density of 17.5 per square mile (6.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.89% White, 0.13% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 2.05% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.67% of the population.

There were 530 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,861, and the median income for a family was $51,563. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $22,162 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,420. About 2.1% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

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